But to the surprise of many, he announced a a film with Karthik Subbaraj.
Now, his ambitious sci-fi thriller 2.0 is in post production stage, Kaala has hit the screens and he is busy shooting for the yet untitled movie helmed by Karthik Subbaraj.
Meanwhile, sources say that Rajinikanth has met ace filmmaker A R Murugadoss and firmed up a script.
Sources say that the Murugadoss-Rajinikanth film will go on floors as soon as the actor wraps up Karthik Subbaraj film.
Murugadoss is currently busy with Vijay's 62nd film. Rajinikanth is now in Dehradun shooting for Karthik Subbaraj film.
Speaking to News Today, an office-bearer of Rajini Makkal Mandram, said, "The more is merrier. We are elated if he continues to act. We want to see him on screen more. The films may be used as a platform to propagate our political ideas."
Ravikumar, a political analyst says, "Rajinikanth may be following the path laid by MGR. Remember even after he entered politics, MGR continued to act. Until he became Chief Minister, he donned greasepaint. Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian was his last. May be Rajinikanth is trying to go the same way."
Even after floating his own political party (Makkal Needhi Maiam),
Kamal Haasan is acting in Vishwarooopam 2, Indian 2 and Sabaash Naidu.
Besides, he is hosting Bigg Boss Season 2. Rajinikanth too is keeping himself busy with his profession.
A section of fans feel that a lot has been said and written about Kaala and its content.
Hence it is time that Rajinikanth should do a couple of movies to entertain all sections of audience. "Movies are a biggest medium to reach masses. The more he does now, the more it will help him reach people," they add.